Pilot Jumps Out Of Crashing Aircraft In Parachute, Survives By A Whisker

Pilot Jumps Out Of Crashing Aircraft In Parachute, Survives By A Whisker

  • A single-engine Cessna C206 plane with seven people on board crashed near Butler Memorial Airport in Bates
  • The pilot wore his parachute and jumped out of the ill-fated aircraft before it crashed
  • According to a statement by the investigators, the wreckage was found east of the runways

A plane carrying six passengers and one pilot fell out of the sky and crashed near Butler Memorial Airport in Bates County, Missouri.

A photo showing the wreckage of the ill-fated Cessna.
First responders found the plane in a hay field east of the runways. Photo: Bates County Sheriff's Office.
Source: UGC

The pilot of the single-engine Cessna C206 parachuted out of the plane, leaving it to crash in a hay field close to the airport.

How did the Cessna C206 crash?

Luckily, the six passengers were all skydivers who jumped clear of the Cessna before it struck the ground.

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According to a social media statement by the Bates County Sheriff's Office, the wreckage of the ill-fated aircraft was found east of the runways.

"At approximately 1 p.m. today, dispatch was notified about a small plane that crashed at the Butler," read part of the statement.

Details indicate that the pilot wore a parachute and jumped from the plane before it crashed.

Where was the Cessna pilot found?

He was found at a hangar at the airport when the sheriff’s office members arrived.

The survivors were all treated at the scene for minor injuries and allowed to return home.

As of the time this report was written, the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board were investigating the incident.

Preliminary information from the agency indicates that the plane was on a "skydiving mission" before it ran into trouble.

Ghanaian Man Celebrates As He Becomes Pilot, Flaunts Photo

YEN.com.gh reported that a Ghanaian man celebrating his latest achievement—becoming a pilot—popped up on social media.

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He took to social media to rejoice and shared a photo of himself dressed in a uniform and standing in front of an aeroplane.

"I'm officially become a B200 type rated pilot. I'm gonna be taking that beautiful boy behind me into the skies,” he said in the post.

Netizens who thronged the comment section celebrated with him as many congratulated him on his achievement.

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